WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: At points, the self-aware comedy descends into silliness.
VERDICT: A self-aware and light-hearted rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in an emotional story. Basically, it ticks all the boxes, and then ticks a couple extra for luck.
So let's point out the obvious; the film is a female-driven comedy starring Wiig as Annie, the maid-of-honor to best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and they are joined by a rag-team group of girls as the bridesmaids. Sounds like a rom-com right? Not exactly. With raunchy-bromance-comedy king Apatow on the board of brains behind this vehicle, we might be quick to point out that he has just replaced The Hangover crew with girls. But this is a shallow assumption. Who says gross-out gags and dick jokes are only for guys? And who says that the women in the audience wouldn't find this funny? I for one will take Rudolph defecating in a white wedding dress in the middle of the street over formulaic happily-ever-after's anyday.
It's intermittenntly funny and the cast is good, but the film is overly girlish and silly. For those people who like PG-13 comedies of it's nature, it could be good, otherwise it's just boring.